BTN.com staff, May 8, 2016
The bracket for the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament was released Sunday night, and Big Ten champion Michigan is the No. 1 seed.
The Wolverines, fresh off claiming their ninth consecutive Big Ten regular-season crown, earn a first-round bye into Friday's quarterfinals, along with No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Northwestern and No. 4 Penn State.
The top 12 teams make the tournament, held at Penn State, and all 11 games air live on BTN/BTN2Go, starting with No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Rutgers at noon ET Thursday.
View the complete tournament schedule and get links to watch each game on BTN2Go.
|THURSDAY (all times ET)|
|Noon||Game 1: No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Rutgers||BTN | BTN2Go|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 2: No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Michigan State||BTN | BTN2Go|
|5:30 p.m.||Game 3: No. 5 Nebraska vs. No. 12 Purdue||BTN | BTN2Go|
|8 p.m.||Game 4: No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 Indiana||BTN | BTN2Go|
|Noon||Game 5: No. 3 Northwestern vs. Winner of Game 1||BTN | BTN2Go|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 6: No. 2 Minnesota vs. Winner of Game 2||BTN | BTN2Go|
|5:30 p.m.||Game 7: No. 4 Penn State vs. Winner of Game 3||BTN | BTN2Go|
|8 p.m.||Game 8: No. 1 Michigan vs. Winner of Game 4||BTN | BTN2Go|
|1 p.m.||Semifinal 1: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6||BTN | BTN2Go|
|3:30 p.m.||Semifinal 2: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8||BTN | BTN2Go|
|6:30 p.m.||Championship: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2||BTN | BTN2Go|